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'''Reverend Gary Davis''', also '''Blind Gary Davis''' (April 30, 1896 – May 5, 1972), was a black blues and gospel blues|gospel singer and guitarist, who was also proficient on the banjo guitar and harmonica. His Fingerstyle guitar|fingerpicking guitar style influenced many other artists. His students include Stefan Grossman, David Bromberg, Roy Book Binder, Larry Johnson (musician)|Larry Johnson, Nick Katzman, Dave Van Ronk, Rory Block, Ernie Hawkins, Larry Campbell (musician)|Larry Campbell, Bob Weir, Woody Mann, and Tom Winslow. He influenced Bob Dylan, the The Grateful Dead|Grateful Dead, Wizz Jones, Jorma Kaukonen, Keb' Mo', Ollabelle, Resurrection Band, and John Sebastian (of the The Lovin' Spoonful|Lovin' Spoonful).
Birth nameGary Davis
AliasBlind Gary Davis
Birth date{{Birth date|1896|4|30}}
Laurens, South Carolina, United States
Death date{{death date and age|1972|5|5|1896|4|30}}
Hammonton, New Jersey, United States
Origin| instrument = Guitar, vocals
GenreGospel blues. Piedmont blues, country blues, folk blues
Occupation| years_active = 1930s–1970s
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